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Sorrento - residential complex, Hong Kong

February 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Sorrento is a residential complex on the reclamation in west of Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. At 256 metres (841 feet) with 75 floors, it is the tallest residential building of Hong Kong, and fifth-tallest residential building in the world.

Located at the MTR Kowloon Station, Sorrento is comprised of five towers with ascending height. Units are usually sold for between HK$6,000 and HK$10,000 per square foot. Completed in 2003, it was built by the Wharf Estate Development Ltd. and MTR Corporation.

All five towers were designed by Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd and follow the same design however reduced in height consecutively with the tallest being Sorrento 1 and the shortest being Sorrento 6. There is no Sorrento 4, because "4" sounds like "death" in Cantonese. There is a gap between Sorrento 2 and Sorrento 3, where a foot bridge is built to connect the Sorrento residential complex to the MTR Kowloon Station.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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